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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 218390
 
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Date:07-FEB-1988
Time:10:00
Type:Silhouette image of generic PL12 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Transavia PL-12 Airtruk
Owner/operator:
Registration: VH-EVY
MSN: 1248
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 1
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:28km E of Tumut, NSW -   Australia
Phase: Take off
Nature:Agricultural
Departure airport:28km E of Tumut, NSW
Destination airport:28km E of Tumut, NSW
Investigating agency: BASI
Confidence Rating:
Narrative:
During the first takeoff for top dressing operations, the aircraft commenced to swing to the left. The pilot applied opposite rudder and braking but was unable to control the swing. The side loads imposed on the right hand gear caused it to fail at its attachment to the stub wing, and fold up. The left hand oleo strut piston had separated from its cylinder, which then failed at its attachment, and fell from the aircraft. The gear then started to fold back, bringing the piston into contact with the tyre, which gave a braking affect and caused the aircraft to swing. A Transavia Service Bulletin and an Airworthiness Directive require a mandatory inspection to be carried out on all oleo struts of this type after each 100 hours time in service, in order to prevent a failure of this nature from occurring. The aircraft log books could not be located, and it could not be established whether the required inspections had been carried out.

Sources:

https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/1988/aair/aair198802345/
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/26711/aair198802345.pdf

Accident investigation:
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Investigating agency: BASI
Status: Investigation completed
Duration:
Download report: Final report


Images:

Photo of VH-EVY courtesy AirHistory.net


Benalla (YBLA / BLN)
24 March 1990; (c) David Tanner (via Daniel Tanner)

Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
23-Nov-2018 13:02 Pineapple Added
09-Feb-2022 01:43 Ron Averes Updated [Aircraft type]

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